20 Mar Simple tips to grow your Instagram!
Need some simple tips to grow your Instagram? Instagram is one of the hottest social networks right now. It’s visual, it’s quick, it’s mobile and it’s pretty simple to use.
There’s no better time than now to get started with Instagram. The following tips can help you make the best out of your own Instagram experience so you can grow your followers and increase your engagement.
Follow feeds you love
Being truly authentic is vital and having your own feed full of images that inspire you will motivate you to comment and make new friends. Social Media needs to be just that, social! Search and follow the people that impassion you and your audience – look for the pioneers, the people who make you smile when you find them in your feed, influencers and other users who inspire you each and every day.
Comment liberally and authentically
Now let’s be honest we all like a compliment, so make sure your comments are relevant to the Instagram post and build the conversation. Take your time with this and if you’re sticking to Tip 1, in time this will build relationships that matter.
Post Interesting, Colorful Photos and Videos
Instagram is all about providing value to your followers, especially if you want more engagement. In this case, your goal should be to post photos and videos that evoke some kind of emotion – happiness, laughter, motivation, nostalgia, love or anything else.
High-quality photos with a lot of colours tend to get the most action on Instagram, or follow a colour theme in your feed – you’ll notice ours is a gorgeous teal!
Don’t forget to use your hashtags
When you comment on the posts you love go on to click on the hashtags to find more people who like the same things and start interacting with them.
Don’t forget to include those same hashtags in your future posts so other Instagrammers can find you. And if you have your own hashtag – ours is #virtuallyyou – then make sure you include it too!
Don’t necessarily aim for big numbers
I watch people literally wrap their happiness and satisfaction around the # of followers they get on a given post or the followers they gain in a week. This is not healthy. Or good for your business.
With Instagram slow and steady wins the race! You don’t need 100,000s followers to create an impact, even just a couple of hundred engaged followers are more than enough to make a difference to your business.
We hope these simple tips to grow your Instagram, help you along your way but if you still need some help, give us a call and we can work with you on social media for your business, including Instagram!
Alison is the owner and Director of Serenity VA providing marketing and business support services to clients across the globe. For more information see www.serenityva.co.uk Or give us a call! We are always happy to discuss how we can support your business!